Forest, Louisiana

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Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 180 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County West Carroll
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71242
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.791
Longitude -91.413

Forest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches
Station EUDORA
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Station ONWARD
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 54 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.8 inches
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Forest Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 275 100%
Male 133 48.4%
Female 142 51.6%
Under 18 84 30.5%
18+ 191 69.5%
65+ 30 10.9%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.1
White 262 95.3%
African-American 5 1.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 2.9%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 4%

Estimated Forest Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 264
Growth -11
Growth % -4%

Forest Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
Irish 11.4%
British 8%
Scottish 8%
German 6.3%
English 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Italian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forest 275 $36,875
Bonita 335 $25,227
Epps 1,153 $23,125
Kilbourne 436 $34,250
Lake Providence 5,104 $20,139
Oak Grove 2,174 $20,729
Pioneer 171 $19,375
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Forest High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 436 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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